Professional Engineers Emergency Response Team

After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers initiated an effort to identify and inventory specialized engineering expertise from licensed individuals and firms, which can be made available to Virginia emergency response agencies on a volunteer or contract basis. Now, VSPE, VDEM and the Virginia Department of Professional Occupation and Regulation are collaborating to establish an information network and data collection process, and compile a comprehensive database for emergency response agency use. View the Professional Engineers Emergency Response Team database [54kb Excel file ].

Interested members and firms are asked to complete and submit the online registration form accessed through the links below. If you have any questions regarding this initiative please contact George Roarty by email at george.roarty@vdem.virginia.gov or telephone (804) 897-6500, ext. 6574. VDEM will make the resulting database of skills and capabilities available to emergency response agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in disasters or other emergency situations. VSPE, in coordination with VDEM and other state and federal support agencies, will also develop and implement a training curriculum to properly prepare Professional Engineers to participate as emergency response team members. VDEM and VSPE will identify candidates for training using information supplied for this database and other directed inquiries.

Please select the approriate application form from the links below.

INDIVIDUALS: Professional Engineers providing skills and availability information should understand that selection of respondents for training as members of the initial response task forces will be made based upon the data entered. Any engineer entering this information is responsible for obtaining final employer clearance to participate on a first response team if chosen. Licensing information will be validated through DPOR.

Note: Selected individuals will be required to complete an additional medical history form prior to emergency deployment.

COMPANIES: Professional Engineering Firms providing information on their skill sets and capabilities are indicating their willingness and ability to receive and execute work critical to emergency recovery under contingency contracting mechanisms employed by the Commonwealth or the federal government.

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